James Alfred Cole

21 February 1855–10 July 1930 (Age 75)
Perth, Perth, Fulton, New York, United States

The Life of James Alfred

When James Alfred Cole was born on 21 February 1855, in Perth, Perth, Fulton, New York, United States, his father, Gustavus William Cole, was 29 and his mother, Jane Ann Armstrong, was 17. He married Caroline L Garner on 30 December 1876, in Martin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Jay Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Emmet, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 July 1930, in Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in East Side Cemetery, Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States.

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James Alfred Cole
Caroline L Garner
Marriage: 30 December 1876
Anna Mabel Cole
Jettie Mabel Cole

Spouse and Children


    Caroline L Garner


30 December 1876
Martin, Minnesota, United States


    Anna Mabel Cole



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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 2

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 3

Minnesota is the 32nd state.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English pet form of Nicholas .2 English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English byname Cola (from col ‘(char)coal’, presumably denoting someone of swarthy appearance), or the Old Norse cognate Koli.3 Scottish and Irish: when not of English origin, this is a reduced and altered form of McCool .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James A Cole, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Alfred Cole, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • James A Cole in household of Gustavus Cole, "United States Census, 1860"

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